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Luke Dixon Posted on Apr 24, 2007

LP2824 feeds a label but wont print on it?

My Zebra LP2824, has the original Zebra drivers installed and feed a label of the correct size but doesnt print anything on it when printing from a windows based application. The thermal labels are correct as it prints on them if I hold down the feed key and turn the machine off and on. Any Ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    same

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    we are using Zebra Eltron LP2824 with EPL code
    I would like to word wrapp split the Word into two rows.
    Is there any command doing that in EPL code?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Wont print when blue tooth connected to the seaward tester

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    when i put a card through the printer it will take the card but wont run it all the way through or print on it. I opened it while feeding a card through and the card will just go back and forth on the rollers then the ribbon gets jammed so i have to turn it off just to get the card out.

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Can you give more info? it sounds like you driver is set to thermal transfer mode but you have a direct thermal printer (LP not TLP)

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